Leeds Carnegie players have teamed up with Pudsey Bear to try and inspire fundraisers in the city.
The team took time out from their training schedule to don their aprons to support Children in Need.
Thousands of pounds have been awarded to projects in Leeds to support hundreds of disadvantaged and young people.
Second row player Matt Smith is urging the city to support the national charity.
He told the YEP: “It’s a worthwhile cause and the team are delighted to help in any way and get behind Children in Need.”
New Zealand born back rower James Doyle added: “The more support that Children in Need can get the better.
“A lot of the team would like to give back to the community and we just hope we can help.”
BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 20 projects in the city to the value of £1,270,675.
The charity has recently provided a grant of £22,590 over a year to fund sessional staff and activity costs at Leeds-based Pyramid of Arts.
The project runs 38 weekly creative arts sessions for disabled young people aged 10-18.
Pudsey, the charity’s cuddly mascot, has roped in some of his celebrity pals - including boy band Union J and X Factor judge and Take That star Gary Barlow - to help kick start this year’s campaign.
The national appeal raised more than £26m in November last year with the help of Pudsey Bear and friends.
Since Children in Need started in 1980 over £650m has been raised to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged youngsters across the country.
For more information visit: www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey